Originally Posted by Muchmoore
Funny, I thought Patterson was heavyweight champ and fought at heavyweight his entire career.
He did fight at lightheavy into 1956.
Your point is well-taken though. I don't think of Patterson as a lightheavy. I think a man should reach a certain maturity, let's say 23, or maybe 25, and still be fighting at lightheavy to be considered a lightheavy at all. After all, Louis and Ali were lightheavies in the amateurs as teenagers.